On a pleasant Summer’s evening recently, Sheldon Bosley hosted a group of some 50 farmers and professionals at Tithe Farm, Alderminster, where we enjoyed an evening clay shooting in aid of Stratford Cancer & Eye Hospital Appeal.
After a warm, and luckily dry, reception, the teams embarked onto the various stands to try their best at shooting some testing targets. Sporting targets were on four of the stands which were designed to simulate crossing pigeons, springing teal and flushed game. However, the highlight of the night was a 70 bird flush, which tested the skill and cooperation of teams of 4 guns. During this flush, clays flew from all directions whilst the competitors tried to reload as quickly as possible in order to shoot the escaping clays. After the shooting finished, everyone made their way back to the gazebo where an array of fantastic BBQ food was laid, whilst the discussions of team member’s achievements and excuses were being made!
The prize giving got underway once everyone was well fed and prizes were awarded for the highest team score, the highest gentleman’s score and the highest ladies score. The highest team score was won by the “Brundle Bunch”, hosted by Richard Brundle. The highest gentleman’s score was won by Pete Gardener, and the highest ladies score was won by Naomi Coleman.
We would like to extend our thanks once again to everyone who attended making it such a successful event raising £920 for the Hospital Appeal. Of course, a special thank you goes to the Meadows family for letting us use their farm as a venue and giving up their time to help.